A north Spokane County homeowner who confronted a car prowler Thursday morning was stabbed in the hand.
Deputies say it happened around 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of East Center, near Northwood Middle School.
The homeowner spotted the car prowler trying to break into his car and went outside to confront him. The thief ran off and got into a getaway car with a young woman also inside.
The homeowner reached into the vehicle and was stabbed in the hand by the suspect, though he ran alongside the car for about a half block before letting go.